Duladeo Temple (built c. 1130)
Duladeo Temple, constructed about 1130, is among the last to be built at Khajuraho by the Chandella kings. It was sponsored during the reign of King Madana-varman, a devout worshipper of Shiva (in the 'womb' of the temple is a large Shiva lingam).
The entire temple is decorated with carvings of Shiva and his consort Parvati, many in erotic poses. On the inside of the temple the roof is supported by 'apsaras' that are carved into the brackets.
Legend says that as a wedding procession passed by its gates, the groom died and became a god.
The approximate location of the temple is 24.838950' N, 79.931720' E (WGS 84 map datum).
All images copyright 2001 Professor Robert D. Fiala of Concordia University, Nebraska
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